Implementing Healthy Steps (National Evaluation 1996 Protocol)
This report focuses on Healthy Steps as implemented in the 1996 evaluation. HHS has determined that home visiting is not the primary service delivery strategy and the model does not meet current requirements for MIECHV program implementation.
Implementation last updated: 2015
The information in this profile reflects feedback, if provided, from this model’s developer as of the above date. The description of the implementation of the model(s) here may differ from how the model(s) was implemented in the research reviewed to determine this model’s evidence of effectiveness. Inclusion in the implementation report does not mean the practices described meet the HHS criteria for evidence of effectiveness. Similarly, models described here may not all have impact studies, and those with impact studies may vary in their effectiveness. Please see the Effectiveness button on the left for more information about research on the effectiveness of the models discussed here.
Materials and forms to support implementation
Service delivery forms
HS specialists logged detailed information on their contact with families, including the services delivered and topics discussed.
Parents received several written materials to inform them about their child’s development and involve them in their child’s care. These materials included, but were not limited to:
- Child Health and Development Record. This was provided to parents at the beginning of the program and used to record the child’s growth and development, immunizations, and illnesses. It also contained information on developmental milestones and safety.
- Linkletters. This was a newsletter with information on well-child appointments, mailed to parents before their well-child visit.
- Parent prompt sheets. These contained questions parents could ask their clinicians.
Sites in the HS (national evaluation) followed protocols and other guidance in the training and operations materials. These materials guided specialists and other clinicians on relaying child development, safety, and other recommendations to parents.